Troy HS Senior Ricky Young awarded scholarship by Lusk Albertson
Lusk Albertson has awarded one of four “LAunch Scholarships” for 2017 to Troy High School senior Ricky Young. He was selected from more than 200 applicants.
Mr. Young will attend Stanford University this fall, where he plans to study international business and computer science. A decorated high school student, Young served as the National Honor Society President at Troy High, as well as student body vice president, SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) President, and Council of Asian Pacific Americans Youth Chair. Last year, he led fellow students in creating a school-wide event to raise funds to support those affected by the Flint water crisis.
Young also demonstrated commitment and achievement on the tennis court as Troy High’s varsity tennis captain. Honing his technique since the third grade, he competed at the high school level in Midwest tournaments, coached youth tennis during his summers and was a MHSAA singles quarter finalist in 2015 and a doubles finalist in 2016.
“Ricky is the quintessential example of a student who does it all and has earned the respect of his peers. Aside from being a stellar student, he’s taken on leadership roles, participated in varsity athletics, and worked for the betterment of his community. Our selection team was also extremely impressed with Ricky’s willingness to address societal and cultural issues as a young leader,” Kevin Sutton, Partner, Lusk Albertson said. “He is a wonderful example of student ingenuity and promise,” he added.
Young will receive $2,500 toward her education at Stanford University. Since 2012, Lusk Albertson has awarded more than $25,000 in scholarships to high school seniors.